Disaster Recovery Lead

Columbus, Ohio
29 May 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Overview of your Role in the Organization:
The Ohio State University is seeking to hire an IT Disaster Recovery (DR) Program Lead to build on the existing body of DR work and establish, implement and administer a comprehensive new DR program for the university. Your role as the DR Program Lead will be to develop a DR program while also maintaining the university’s DR policies and procedures. You will also partner with university technology teams and related leadership to ensure the university adheres to sound and effective DR practices. Your role will be responsible for ensuring the university has the capacity and capability to respond and recover from any disaster that may impact the IT infrastructure. You will report to the Associate Director for Security Governance within the Enterprise Security team in the Office of the Chief Information Officer. You will have responsibility for all DR policies and procedures for the university and medical center. The Enterprise Security team values individuals who with integrity, partnership, trust, innovation, and respect. We hold one another accountable for high, ethical and competent performance.

The key responsibilities of your role will be as follows:
Will create and maintain IT Disaster Recovery (DR) policies and procedures for the university and medical center. Establish a program for operational DR activities to ensure DR planning is consistent and effective across the university and medical center communities. Will be the subject matter expert for best practices in Disaster Recovery planning and response. Partner with stakeholders such as Business Continuity, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Enterprise Risk Management, and Public Safety to ensure appropriate testing of DR plans in preparation for readiness across the university. Ensures DR incident response activities are planned and executed in an effective manner. Represents DR program objectives and activities to university stakeholder groups, external partners, and constituents. Part of your responsibilities will be to develop and administer DR training to affected staff. Must be able to build relationships while consulting and interacting with other institutions, federal agencies, and other entities outside of the university to understand best practices, compliance concerns, and regulation interpretation. Provides assurance mechanisms for DR plans and architectures. Work with partners to provide solutions for known issues or concerns. Evaluates and makes recommendations for hardware and software products and solutions in support of IT DR capabilities across the university

Your Abilities and Skills:
Ability to think, plan and execute the DR program. Ability to communicate complex and technical issues to diverse audiences, orally and in writing, in an easily-understood, authoritative, and actionable manner. Technical expertise regarding information systems sufficient to coordinate, consult, and collaborate with technologists regarding disaster recovery planning for systems. Excellent interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, and active listening skills. Experience managing a diverse workload and multiple simultaneous projects. Ability to work comfortably in the face of ambiguity while continuing to work towards a goal. Ability to make decisions and recommendations based on a diverse pool of information. Ability to evolve and stay current in knowledge of technology and industry disaster recovery areas. Self-starter, motivated, disciplined, and diplomatic professional with high energy and a strong work ethic.